Dengue, Malaria Prevention Day on May 16: This is All You Need to Do

Dengue, Malaria Prevention Day on May 16: This is All You Need to Do

Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner K.V. Rajendra has asked people in the district to clear stagnant water in their houses, business establishments and offices on May 16 to help prevent breeding of mosquitoes causing dengue and malaria. The DC has urged people to take precautionary measures as dengue is spreading in neighbouring Kasaragod (Kerala), Udupi, and in some areas of Dakshina Kannada.

People should spend an hour from 10 a.m. on Monday to clean their air coolers, water tanks, terraces, flowerpots and other spots where mosquitoes are likely to breed in stagnant water. Water stagnant in tender coconut shells, discarded tyres and bottles, cups and plates will give scope for the breeding of mosquitoes. The DC mentioned that as it has been raining now, rainwater gets stored in different places creating a conducive atmosphere for the breeding of mosquitoes.

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